Do you remember the last time there was a power outage?? If you live on the East Coast, your memory of such things might be a little fresher, but either way, I bet you just didn't know what to DO with yourself! Imagine living life that way ~ without access to all of the technical gadgets we hold dear, but more than that ~ without light. I remember living in Africa in the Peace Corps, & people just pretty much go to bed when the sun goes down. Makes sense.
Africa Solar Fund is working hard to bring solar lighting to rural areas in East Africa, & is making a video to exemplify this need to people in the US, Europe & our 'developed' world where we can hardly imagine life without electricity, let alone the hardships & difficulties associated with life without light.
Anna, our videographer, starts out the video below, & that's me [awkwardly] explaining the program & fundraiser (with Russell in my lap ~ my beloved charge for my dog-sitting side job). I am proud to be on the board of Africa Solar Fund, which is helping bring much-needed light to rural villages in Africa.
Have a look, & please contribute if you're able. Just a few dollars could change an entire family's life drastically in Africa.
It'll feel really good.
Find out more here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-what-a-difference-a-light-makes-help-me-tell-the-story#home
Sunday, April 6, 2014
I am proud to be on the Board of this nonprofit doing great work to bring light to schools, clinics & homes in rural Africa.
This project provides affordable solar light to 3,400 households in Tanzania, & is expanding to schools & clinics to enable villagers to read, study & work, eliminating kerosene lanterns & improving health while reducing C02 emissions.
Check out this video to get a glimpse of some of the people these programs are helping on a daily basis in Tanzania:
Want to be a part of this movement & help change a life in Africa??
Every little bit helps!
Donate here: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/solar-light4africa/